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Official Obituary of

Doris (Wright) Mills

August 30, 1933 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Doris Mills Obituary

Tabor City, NC

Doris Wright Mills, age 90, of Tabor City went to her Heavenly home on March 4, 2024.

She was born on August 30, 1933 in Tabor City.  She was the daughter of the late Wilbur Anderson Wright and Elvie Garrell Wright.

Doris was a long time employee of Southern National Bank, from 1963 until 1986 when she retired.  She received a business degree prior to going to banking school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Doris rose through the ranks and was named City Executive for the Tabor City office in 1973.  She was the first woman to hold that title in the history of Southern National Bank.  After her distinguished banking career, she with other members of her family, owned and operated the Jewelry Tree, which at one time had four stores throughout Horry County.  She was a devout member of Tabor City Baptist Church, which she served faithfully for many years.  She still took time to be a loving wife and mother.

Mrs. Mills is survived by two sons, Dr. Michael L. Mills (Barbara) and Dr. T. Chuck Mills, six grandchildren: Chris Mills, Blair Mills, Hope Mills-Wood (Randall), Faithe Mills-Lahn (Ricci), Macon Mills, Brinkley Mills, nine great grandchildren: Jacob Rogers, Justin Rogers, Harper Mills, Brigham Wood, Nash Lahn, Cohen Lahn, Madeline Mills, Rafe Mills, Audrey Mills and Sister-in-law Drucilla M. Josephs (Bill) and niece Kathy Surdyke (Kevin).

In addition to her parents Doris was preceded in death by her husband Lynwood Mills, son Barry Mills, grandson Jason Mills, sister Catherine Hewett, niece Tracy Green Hewett and nephew Charlton Hewett.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and loved dearly by all.

Special thanks to the nurses and CNA’s at Loris Extended Care for the love and exemplary care during her stay.

A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery for her homegoing on Thursday, March 7th at 2:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Marcus Fowler.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tabor City Baptist Church, 200 Live Oak St., Tabor City, N.C. 28463.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Graveside Service
March 7, 2024

2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City, NC


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